There was some chatter that Samajie Grant was going to land his second offer when he attended the UCLA junior day on Sunday and that's exactly what happened to the Ontario (Calif.) Colony athlete.
Grant said he was especially impressed with new UCLA wide receivers coach Eric Yarber during the visit, his experience coaching in the NFL and how Yarber could make him a better player if he went there.
"As far as the coaching staff, the coaches are really good, they're strict on grades for sure and they're not all about just speed and all that stuff," Grant said. "They're more of a fundamental team and they want everybody sharp on fundamentals.
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"They talked to us about stuff like that and during the little position breakups the coach talked to us about how you don't need just speed to run a good route. He said it's all about timing and setting up the cornerback. I liked hearing all that stuff."
UCLA has definitely moved up for Grant, who is expected to play wide receiver in college, but the Ontario Colony standout wants to take his time with the recruiting process.
The Bruins definitely will play a role as things continue to progress especially since Grant liked his meeting with the coaching staff.
"With (Yarber) having that experience it kind of makes me want to go to UCLA because I want to be coached by someone who knows what it takes to get to the NFL," Grant said.
"Coach Yarber, the way he explained everything to us, he seems like exactly how I want it but I'm going to wait. I want to go through the recruiting process a little more."
Arizona has also offered Grant and former Ontario Colony athlete Bryan Harper signed with the Wildcats in their 2012 recruiting class so that might play a factor as Grant's recruitment moves forward.
So far, Grant, who had also been hearing from Arizona State and Washington, only has a rudimentary idea of what Arizona can offer. He said he'll do more research.
"The coaches seem like pretty good guys," Grant said of the Wildcats. "They have a lot of stuff planned. I haven't talked too much with them yet."